Oscillating, Orange Object Mesmerizes 2 Brothers

Oscillating, Orange Object Mesmerizes 2 Brothers

Date: January - 1997

Location: Crestview Subdivision, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada

It was a weekend, on a Friday or Saturday, sometime in January of 1997.

2 brothers age 11 and 13 were sitting in their living room. It was about 11:00 p.m. and they were awaiting the arrival of their parents.

Their house is situated on a green belt facing west in Crestview Subdivision. The living room has a vaulted ceiling with windows facing the green belt, both just above floor level as well as in the vaulted portion of the house.

The older brother was on the sofa closest to the window and the younger brother was on the opposite end of the living room, further from the windows.

While watching television, something caught the attention out of the corner of the younger gentlemanís eye. Through the higher window near the top of the vaulted ceiling he noticed a glowing object. He was shocked to see an orange cigar shape with a yellow center as depicted by his drawing. The edges were well defined and there was a soft orange glow emanating around the object. He was in awe and at the same time terrified to say anything to his older brother who was watching television just feet away. I thought my eyes were playing tricks at me, he said.

The object appeared to be moving slightly, back and forth with a very fluid type manner. Its period of oscillation he estimated to be about 3 to 4 seconds. It was pretty creepy the young man remarked.

Finally after about 20 minutes of being petrified he called out to his brother. His brother looked up at it through the window next to his sofa and saw it as well. Both boys watched it for another 5 minutes after which the UFO decreased its elevation and flew very quickly down through the valley in behind the trees at the back of their house.

The object followed the valley to the north and the boys lost site of it past the edge of another window in the northwest corner of their house. As the UFO dove down through the valley the boys noted that it illuminated the trees with orange light.

The older brother was interviewed separately and stated that the object hovered around, buzzed around for a while. It was metallic looking and glowing orange/yellow. On its departure the object did a fast half circle and went up and behind the mountain towards the northwest, just over the top of the trees behind their house.

I spoke with the father, and he added that his sons were sure excited when they, the parents, got home that night. Shortly after the sighting the younger boy along with a friend of his formed a club that investigates paranormal phenomenon. The subject has fascinated him ever since.

When first sighted by the younger brother, the UFO was about 40° above the horizon and due west, Azimuth 270°. The boys lost sight of the UFO at about Azimuth 320°, northwest, and low on the horizon. To the younger brother the object appeared to be about half the length of a pencil at arms length distance or at the very least slightly longer than the diameter of a full moon. To the older brother, the UFO appeared to be about half the diameter of a full moon. This may indicate that the UFO was closer when only the younger brother was watching, or perhaps may be attributable to their perception differences? The younger boy also mentioned that his brother also noticed a blue glow that he did not.

The younger brother remarked that much of the time the object appeared to be inclined by about 15° from horizontal, sloping up left to right.

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